creeping zinnia - Knowledgebase Question

south jordan, ut
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Question by gone_nba
June 8, 2007
I have a creeping zinnia that I bought and planted in a hanging pot (inside). I have been watering it and about two days after it was planted, it started to wilt. Now it is almost died. What should I do because it is going to die? HELP

Answer from NGA
June 8, 2007
Creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia Procumbens) is a ground-hugging charmer that covers itself with little yellow flowers with brown centers. An annual, it loves hot, dry conditions, making creeping zinnia perfect for a sunny rock garden or any other baked spot. Give it full sun in poor soil and it will thrive. It grows about 4 inches high and 6 to 8 inches long. It needs soil that's dry so water infrequently.

It isn't unusual for newly planted plants to become wilty. Once they get over the stress they perk right up. Your plant isn't a good candidate for indoor growing; it craves sunshine and hot conditions. Move it outdoors as soon as possible; water once to wet the soil, then allow the soil to dry out before watering again.

Hope this helps you save your new plant!

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